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Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the Into the Wild International Art Exhibition

  • PALM SPRINGS, California
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  • October 15, 2018

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Into the Wild Art Exhibition Now Open

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the first annual Into the Wild International Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art & Photography and 3-Dimensional Art.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists were invited to share their best work depicting wildlife. The wildlife theme included any undomesticated animal species including any wild mammal, wild fish, wild bird or wild reptile. All artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best wildlife art and photography.

The Into the Wild Best in Show winners are Esther van Hulsen for her acrylic on canvas, “Intense (Grey Wolf)", Codie Moore for her photography and digital art, "Lone Huntress" and Jeff Jones for his bronze (shown in clay), "Crossing the Mara." As the Best in Show winners, all three artists are invited to participate in Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019.

Other award winners include Second Place winners, Magali Lapeyre-Mirande for her graphite on paper, "Symbiosis", Sheri Emerson for her photograph, "Charge!" and Douglas Aja for his bronze, "Mourning Erin". Third Place awards were given to Kathy Paulus for her pastel on paper, "Siberian Tiger," Barbara Mierau-Klein for her digital art, "Fierce Buzzard,” and Linda Teachey for her ceramic with acrylic paint, "Eat At Lell's". Fourth Place awards were given to Susan McCulley for her scratchboard, "Lion", Nick Dale for his photograph, "Blue Wildebeest Silhouetted Against Sun on Horizon" and Elizabeth Perez for her wool fiber sculpture, "Leo". Fifth Place awards were given to Kathy Christian for her colored pencil, "Tag Team, African Painted Dogs", Ann Wehner for her digital photo manipulation, "I'm Marching On To The Beat I Drum" and Isabelle Zab for her steel sculpture, "Chromodoris I".

Rounding out the awards for the exhibition are eighteen Honorable Mention winners. Honorable Mention awards in the Traditional Art category are given to Traci Loving for her colored pencil, "Mother's Love", Amy Rattner for her watercolor, "Fallen Leaf Brown Bear", Susan Fox for her oil on canvasboard, "Tolai Hare Mongolia", Ibolya Taligas for her watercolor, "At the Waterhole", Linda Steele for her acrylic over fluid acrylic on canvas, "Black Panther Mother's Love", Maria Arias for her pastel, "Hope", Shayan Arefpour for his pastel, "True" and Maxine Sheaffer  for her oil on linen, "Windows".

Honorable Mention awards in the Digital & Photography category are given to Harold Ashby for his digital photographic print, "Shaking Bear", Kathy Brady for her digital photograph, "Black She-Wolf in Woods", Lisa Marun for her photograph, "Off to Privet Drive", Marcia Berg Haskell for her digital photograph, "Chipmunk", Michael Hanley for his digital art, "Lizard Looking at the Stars", Linda Hughes for her digital art, "Woodland Deer", Brandin Barón for his digital mixed media, "Towering in Her Place of Pride" and Nick Dale for his photograph, "Leopard Looks Up From Perch in Tree".

Honorable Mention awards in the 3-Dimensional category were given to Minh Ta for his driftwood and found objects, "Peacock" and Jeff Jones for his bronze on granite, "Capra Ibex".

The remaining finalists in the exhibition all exemplified uniquely creative talents and we are honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.

The international competition received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Norway, Iran, Thailand, Kuwait, India, Spain, Germany, France and the Netherlands. The exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website until January 14, 2019.

To view the exhibition and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art's website:

Fusion Art
PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, California
About Fusion Art

Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. Founded by award winning Fine Artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art’s mission is to create an online gallery seamlessly connected to our brick and mortar gallery and provide the public with uniquely themed monthly exhibitions, while providing artists with worldwide exposure. Fusion Art promotes and connects emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art experiences, art exhibitions, art related education, engage in dialogue with artists, and purchase fine works of art.

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